The Top 11 Market Stories of 2011

These headlines dominated financial news outlets this year

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#7: Operation Twist

7FederalReserve The Top 11 Market Stories of 2011The Federal Reserve didn’t want to initiate another round of quantitative easing, so instead they decided to “twist” the maturities on their bond portfolio by selling medium-term bonds and using the proceeds to buy longer-term bonds. This was designed to drive down interest rates on the 10-year bond, and by extension, interest rates virtually across the board.


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